Susan brings to a strong background in broadcast writing and editing. She joined in April 1999, after working for 18 years as a television producer and news-writer in the Washington, D.C., Denver, and Greensboro, N.C., television markets. Susan holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

My Articles

July 20, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT
For a candidate knocked by many Democrats and some Republicans as clownish and unserious, Donald Trump once again is generating top headlines on liberal media outlets, blowing out other national concerns.
July 20, 2015, 6:42 AM EDT
"In my view, based on what I know so far, this is a classic lone-wolf terrorist attack," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told CBS's "Face the Nation" with John Dickerson.
July 17, 2015, 10:27 AM EDT
A recent inspection of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, a critical diplomatic post in a turbulent region, has found leadership problems with the ambassador himself.
July 17, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT
This week, the EEOC decided that existing federal law barring sex discrimination can be stretched to cover lesbian, gay and bisexual employees, too.
July 16, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT
As the number of heroin and cocaine deaths escalate in this country, President Obama is making the case that "non-violent drug offenders" should not serve long prison sentences -- if they serve time at all.
July 16, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has long said American taxpayers should not be funding Planned Parenthood, and now he's going even further, calling for the U.S. Justice Department to open a criminal investigation of the pro-abortion group.
July 16, 2015, 6:29 AM EDT
Donald Trump says he won't stop talking about immigration, even though Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo -- a recent prison escapee -- reportedly has threatened to make Trump "swallow" his words about Mexico dumping its worst citizens in America.
July 16, 2015, 5:28 AM EDT
( - President Obama bristled on Wednesday when CBS News correspondent Major Garrett asked him why he was "content" to leave four Americans in Iran on "trumped-up charges," instead of making the nuclear deal contingent on the prisoners' release.
July 15, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT
The information superhighway is heading straight into taxpayer-subsidized housing.
July 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
"Justice is not only the absence of oppression, it is the presence of opportunity," President Obama told an NAACP gathering in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
July 15, 2015, 4:55 AM EDT
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, says the Obama administration has agreed to a deal that gives Iran both a "legal nuclear program" and the money to develop a delivery system -- intercontinental ballistic missiles.
July 14, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT
The nuclear deal signed Monday "ultimately legitimizes Iran as a threshhold nuclear state," Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday.
July 14, 2015, 7:29 AM EDT
President Obama on Monday commuted the prison sentences of 46 inmates -- "the largest number of commutations that has been issued by a president on a single day, dating back to at least the Johnson administration," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
July 13, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT
"If you want a bus stop added near your home, or more affordable housing nearby, now you'll have the data you need to make your case," President Obama told Americans in his Saturday radio address.
July 13, 2015, 5:50 AM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says if the Obama administration reaches a nuclear deal with Iran, "I think it's going to be a very hard Congress." He also reminded people that there's another option -- stronger sanctions.
July 10, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT
A study prepared for the Department of Housing and Urban Development says homeless families who get Housing Choice Vouchers and no social services do better than homeless families who were offered limited  housing subsidies plus social services.
July 9, 2015, 8:36 AM EDT
Although he's been villified by amnesty advocates, business tycoon Donald Trump is right about the problems, including crime, caused by people crossing into the United States illegally, says the former governor of Arizona.
July 9, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT
"So, let's start withholding federal funding, and hopefully you will see these cities start to realize that they need that federal transportation funding. That they need that federal education funding. But that's one of the things we can do here."
July 8, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
On Wednesday, two weeks after getting the Supreme Court's okay, the Obama administration issued a final rule intended to move poor people "into communities that are rich with opportunity," as HUD Secretary Julián Castro phrased it in his news release.
July 8, 2015, 9:18 AM EDT
"There are grave questions about what would come after an Assad regime," Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. Kaine believes that is one of the reasons President Obama wants to avoid any U.S. military action inside Syria that is aimed at the Assad regime.